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Santa Anita for Sunday 8 May 2016

Card seems quite good and I hope I'm correct about that following such a bad day at SA yesterday.

Best of luck as always!


race 1    average clarity  (if off turf  10-1-2-11-9)

2  Madame Mousse   Machowsky has been hot......filly likes the SA bullet work.....all set

11 AE  Behest   3 for 4 lifetime....won this condition back in late January in a race down the hill that was labeled "good"........same rider up

10  Summer Wine   away since July but working as if ready.....has shown that grass is her thing........and Stevens is lured to ride.....dangerous

1  Sidepocket Run

9  My Pamela


race 2    average clarity

1  Nine Point Nine   seems in good form and a switch to a top echelon rider for the 1st time in quite a while....such a deal

5  Pico Chick   seems like a good claim by Baltas and he wisely retains Bejarano......filly has done her best running at SA.....should be in the mix from the get go

6  Paschalitas   tossed a clunker in last......needs a rebound to her effort two back which is disguised by a wide trip up on the pace


race 3    average clarity

6  Spanish Hombre   toss out the slop race in latest......his maiden debut 2 back on a fast track was strong and somewhat disguised by a bad trip.....broke very poorly and ran wide

1  Pete's Play Call   last three races are quite a bit better than par when you adjust for position and pace......drops a notch.......Bejarano remains up

2  Candy Promises   nice forward move in his last 1st time wearing blinkers......likely feeling good as Belvoir and company step him up one level


race 4    average clarity

8  Liam the Charmer   painful beat at the wire in last as our Long-shot 20 to 1's the comment that day "exits a fast heat with a bad trip losing about 7L total........adjusted for trouble Santucci fig isn't bad especially for a MSW route debut........solid a.m. since........tries the grass for start no. 2 and he is bred to appreciate it"......bad ride by the usually reliable Prat breaking a little slow and racing jock today Bejarano

7  Silent Movies   best early gas in the field......and cuts back in distance a full furlong.....colt might have enough endurance to ward off all challengers

4  Bombard   decent turf sprint MSW debut........and a trainer in R Mandella who is very tough with 2nd timers on the lawn.....very dangerous

2  Name for the Blame


race 5    above average clarity

6  Beholder   the over under is 8 in how much she wins by

1  Moyo Honey   race two back is very strong......still Queen Beholder will need to have a bad day for this gal to win

5  Sheer Pleasure   capable of par for this G3 level........but par isn't good here versus the 1-9 shot


race 6    average clarity 

5  Unbridled Rocket   training markedly better seemingly out of nowhere.....believe Belvoir has tweaked something for the better......we shall see

4  Shiny Nugget   good spot for an off pace runner such as this three-year old gelding.....not my favorite rider but he is 2 for his last 5 teaming up with Knapp

1  Navy Hymn   strange running lines and record for this three-year old who is (5 2 3 0) and on the improve .......yet ........he steadily keeps dropping....not today with his 1st start for Baltas following the claim.......seems likely to fire another good race


race 7    average clarity

5  Itsinthepost   new trainer in Mullins for are improved.......and Mullins is excellent moving a turf runner-up the 1st time out under his guidance

3  Opsec   like the consistency this five-year old puts forth........won this condition in his last......up for the optional $40K again today.....likely claimed put that will make for a tidy profit for the connections especially if he runs 1st or 2nd

4  Temple Keys   2nd out after a layoff.....1st time blinkers......Bejarano up (again)......right in the wheelhouse of the now well established S Cal trainer in Richard Baltas

2  To the Bar


race 8    average clarity

5  Bluegrass Reward   consistent sort is at his very best at SA......faced way too tough in last at Lrc.....back where he fits and at a track he appreciates

6  Being There   likes today's distance.......last win came 5 races back off of only 12 days rest.......9 days since his last......hmmm

4  Senna   improved since the blinkers were taken off........hasn't seen conventional dirt for some time but handled it just fine in the past

7  Misdeed


race 9    average clarity

6  Excessive Kid   3 of 4 lifetime grass races peg this Gaines runner as the one to overcome.........appreciates the 9 furlongs and quite a few in here won't

4  Undeniable   consistent sort on the grass (5 1 3 1) seems best on good rated turf and the grass had plenty of give to it yesterday......Espinoza knows him well having been up for all of the grass races.......very dangerous

8  John's Success   new trainer for today in Morey and improved works.....not easy to improve a horse you take over for D'Amato but Morey is no slouch either

10  Film Freak

2  Cimpi Man

5  Shortstormcoming


Posted on May 8, 2016 at 7:54 am by richs · Permalink
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